Cyclone Mekunu caused flash flooding that tore away whole roadways and submerged others in Salalah.
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A cyclone more powerful than any previously recorded in southern Oman slammed into the Gulf country and neighboring Yemen Saturday, deluging a major city with nearly three years' worth of rainfall in single day. The storm killed at least 11 people while more than 30 remain missing, officials said. Cyclone Mekunu caused flash flooding that tore away whole roadways and submerged others in Salalah, Oman's third-largest city, stranding drivers.More than 30 people were still missing on the Yemeni island of Socotra, including Yemeni, Indian and Sudanese nationals.Muscat Sunday advised all private sector establishments in Dhofar region to shut down for three days after the storm hit the southern part of the Gulf country, causing extensive damage that halted operations at Salalah port.
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